The Denver Zoo is known for its strong commitment to conservation, and saving endangered animal species is high on its priority list. One aspect of this is the zoo’s cooperation in the Species Survival Plan, administered by the American Association of Zoological Parks and Aquariums. For Denver, that means maintaining 54 SSP animals in its collection, of which 34 are on the endangered species list. One benefit of this multi-zoo collaboration is the ability to share breeding animals between zoos, which allows offspring to be born from two totally unrelated animals.

The Denver Zoo is eager to encourage children and families to develop bonds with the animal world that will make conservation a priority for them, too, and the best way to do that (as Zoobooks has found!) is to make it fun. Saving animal babies need not always be as serious as it sounds–in Denver, it can be as simple as a trip to the zoo, a zoo sleep over, or even saving little animal baby faces as desktop wallpaper. Check your wallpaper choices out here and let us know which baby you would save first!

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